How to Assemble a Beautiful Cheese Board

So inspired by those gorgeous graze boards (platters of cheese and charcuterie glory!) shared the other day, I created a quartet of my own beautiful…

4 DIY Renovator Secrets: What’s in My Toolbox?

“I ADORE THAT DECOR BLOG Hello Lovely WITH ALL THOSE FABULOUS IDEAS FOR POWER TOOLS AND GORGEOUS DUST BUSTERS TO PIN!!” exclaimed no blog reader ever…Yeah,…

Teaming up with Wayfair to show you what's in my toolbox and the renovation essentials we rely upon to tackle projects here at the fixer upper...see the before and after!

Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas {Rough Luxe Lifestyle}

One of the sweeter blessings blogging brings is friendship with kindred spirits, and it has been my pleasure to connect with interior designer Cindy Hattersley,…

DIY Fall Decor for the Front Door {Gwen Moss}

I cannot remember how or when I discovered the lovely Gwen Moss and its thoughtful author, my friend, Leslie. But it has been pure pleasure…

6 Brilliant Ikea Hacks for the Kallax Shelf

I have been collecting ideas for thrifty ways to create a low console for a living room niche in our Arizona house that is currently…

DIY Faux Handpainted Tile Ideas With Stencils!

  Ever since I shared Brooke and Steve Giannetti’s work on that Malibu modern farmhouse renovation, with their clients’ staircase and those Walker Zanger tiles…

{Before and After} DIY Living Room and Dining Room Decor …

  Just a few more projects in the living and dining rooms, and the decor will be done on the makeover at our second home…

{Before and After} DIY Guest Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

Our second home in Arizona has been a kind of lab for me this summer…not so much in terms of decorating, but for broader creative…

{Before and After} DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

  While our DIY fixer upper in Chicagoland definitely feels like home now and reflects our personal style, our DIY fixer in Arizona (a second…

{Before and After} DIY Kitchen Remodel on a Budget: Arizona …

  Two DIY remodel projects at the same time? Were we out of our minds?   I continue to ask myself that, and I have…

22 Best Ikea Hacks for Kallax Shelf

Best Ikea Hacks for Kallax I am hoping to get myself to Arizona to finish the makeover of the getaway cottage there and am collecting…

Cupcakes & Cocktails in the Courtyard {Simple Summer Entertaining}

Come enjoy cupcakes and cocktails in my courtyard! So very flattered bloggers Mary Ann (Classic Casual Home) and Cindy (Rough Luxe Lifestyle) invited me to…